May 22, 2024 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

By attending this webinar, participants will leave with a better understanding of what OT entails and how it can benefit children 0-5 years old. We’ll explore the critical developmental areas OT addresses, including motor skills, self-care skills, and sensory processing. Learn about the various interventions, tools, and strategies employed by OT professionals to cater to the unique needs of children with special needs, fostering their holistic development and independence. Whether you’re a parent seeking resources or a professional looking to enhance your knowledge, this webinar offers invaluable insights and practical guidance to empower you on your journey of supporting children with developmental delays and disabilities. Don’t miss this opportunity to equip yourself with the knowledge and resources necessary to promote young children’s optimal development and quality of life.

In this webinar, you will gain an understanding of:

  • What Occupational Therapy (OT) is, and the different developmental areas OT supports.
  • How OT interventions, tools, and strategies can help children with special needs.
  • Where you can find OT services.

Margarita Gomez, MS, OTR/L, ATMHP, RPF-I is the Program Manager of Hope Services’ Homestart Program, which provides developmental intervention to children with special needs and their families, and the owner of Kids Come First, where she provides training, consultation, and private occupational therapy services to families and organizations throughout the Bay Area. She is a member of Santa Clara County’s Brazelton Touchpoints Training Team, is a California Endorsed Advanced Transdisciplinary Infant-Family Early Childhood Mental Health Practitioner, and a Reflective Practice Facilitator. Throughout her 23-year career, she has had the privilege of working in home-based early intervention programs, public medical therapy units, schools, assessment clinics, and private occupational therapy clinics, and specializes in supporting the development of young children’s global, social-emotional, and sensory processing skills and fostering their families’ abilities to understand and facilitate their unique developmental experiences while cultivating caring and joyful relationships.

This Zoom webinar series is offered for FIRST 5 Partners and other local professionals such as Early interventionists, Social Workers, Home Visitors, Childcare and Preschool providers, Family Resource Center staff, Therapeutic Service Providers, and Parents too! This webinar will be presented in English.

Funded by a generous grant from FIRST 5 Santa Clara County

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